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World Rugby backs referee Poite over England v Italy ruck debate according to : The Guardian

as mentioned in An RFU spokesman said: “This type of issue is discussed ‘in the round’ with World Rugby, through the normal structures and meetings.
World Rugby has given its backing to the referee Romain Poite after Eddie Jones criticised the Frenchman for his performance during England’s Six Nations victory against Italy on Sunday.
However, while World Rugby has previously announced it is looking into the tackle and ruck laws via its law review process, it is understood no specific changes to the law in question are under way.
England suggest Italy’s no-ruck innovation could kill rugby union Read moreJones was furious at how Italy’s tactic of refusing to ruck affected his side’s 36‑15 win at Twickenham, with a number of England players baffled by the innovative strategy.
But we were legal and we played to the law.”There is a formal World Rugby process via which the Rugby Football Union could seek clarification on the law, which in turn could result in the practice in effect being ended.

World Rugby backs referee Poite over England v Italy ruck debate

as mentioned in World Rugby is considering whether to review the laws governing the breakdown in light of the tactics used by Italy against England at Twickenham on Sunday.
February 26th 2017, Twickenham, London, England; 6 Nations International rugby, England versus Italy; England Director of Rugby Eddie Jones (Photo by Graham Wilson/Action Plus via Getty Images)”I don’t think it requires a law change.
TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Jack Nowell of England scores a try during the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Italy, at Twickenham Stadium on February 26, 2017 in London, England.
“World Rugby regularly issue clarifications on various laws, so they could decide to do this anyway due to the interest generated by (Sunday’s) match,” an RFU spokeswoman said.
The tackle and ruck are already being examined as part of an ongoing routine review of the laws that was initiated after the 2015 World Cup, but World Rugby may decide Sunday’s events at Twickenham warrant further investigation.

World Rugby considering review of breakdown laws after Italy refuse to compete against England (From HeraldScotland)

as mentioned in World Rugby is considering whether to review the laws governing the breakdown in light of the tactics used by Italy against England on Sunday, Press Association Sport understands.
The Rugby Football Union, however, has chosen not to raise the matter directly with World Rugby.
“This type of issue is discussed ‘in the round’ with World Rugby, through the normal structures and meetings,” an RFU spokeswoman said.
“World Rugby regularly issue clarifications on various laws so could decide to do this anyway due to the interest generated by yesterday’s match.”
One of the sport’s most respected thinkers has rejected Jones’ call for the laws to be changed, claiming the tactics used by Italy can be exploited.

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